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Overclocked: A History of Violence

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Overall 6
6.0

Overclocked: A History of Violence

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Serviceable point-and-click mechanic, Inventive premise, Strong story
  • Cons: Timing is all wrong, Routine puzzles, Wooden voice acting
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Overclocked: A History of Violence – PC Review

Unigamesity
3 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Point and click adventure games are no longer as popular as they were back in the mid nineties, but the remaining fans of the genre will definitely not be fooled with more casual concepts or silly storylines. No, we want quality, we want solid plots, mind-bending puzzles and smart, witty characters combined with an overall original and innovative game concept.
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Overclocked: A History of Violence – PC Review

Unigamesity
2 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Point and click adventure games are no longer as popular as they were back in the mid nineties, but the remaining fans of the genre will definitely not be fooled with more casual concepts or silly storylines. No, we want quality, we want solid plots, mind-bending puzzles and smart, witty characters combined with an overall original and innovative game concept.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Addiction 7
7.0

A New Noir Adventure

GIN
4 June 2008
  • Excerpt: I tend to go on and on about how games often parallel the movies, and nowhere is that fact seen more plainly than in your standard point-and-click adventure/puzzle PC game. The latest of these to pass through my drive was Overclocked: A History of Violence, and while I was pleased with some parts of the game, there were others that left me wanting more.
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Overclocked: A History of Violence

The Armchair Empire
2 June 2008
  • Excerpt: As a gamer, I'm such a suck for adventure games, particularly good ones, and though there are some technical issues surrounding the overall execution and the pacing is frustratingly slow, Overclocked actually feels satisfying at its conclusion but you'll need to be a dyed-in-the-wool fan of adventure games to reach that point. You play as "former forensic psychiatrist for the U.S.
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Overall 7
7.4
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 7
7.2
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 7
7.0

Overclocked: A History of Violence Review

Cheat Code Central
29 May 2008
Overall 5
5.0

Overclocked review (PC)

HonestGamers
28 May 2008
  • Excerpt: follows the story of David McNamara, former army psychiatrist, as he wanders the rain-slicked streets of New York, hunting for clues to uncover the mystery surrounding his five new patients.
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 7
7.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
22 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Don't judge a game by it's cover. Overclocked: A History of Violence is no exception to the motto. Underneath the box is a game that will keep you focused on advancing the storyline. This is an adventure game that puts a lot of focus on story, graphics and cut-scenes, doing them all quite well. On the downside, cut-scenes can take a long time to load and you likely won't play this game again after the first time through. Thankfully it's only $30.
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Overall 7
7.4
Graphics 7
7.4
Sound 7
7.2
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 7
7.0

You Won't Have To Overclock Your PC For This One

Cheat Code Central
5 May 2008
  • Conclusion: The game's odd, dark storyline will keep you pushing onward to the conclusion. The patients' experiences are creepy and compelling, particularly since you're only given bits and pieces of the equation at a time. McNamara's own issues give off an ominous undercurrent through much of the story as well, which provides another angle to boost the thick and moody atmosphere. Overclocked is a decent adventure title that falters slightly from a fair share of issues.
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Overclocked by Inferno

GameBoomers
3 May 2008
  • Excerpt: As gamers, we are sometimes drawn to adventures that contain intricate puzzles, or we anticipate upcoming adventures because of their eye-catching graphics or beloved familiar characters from various series. Equally engaging are the type of adventures whose chief fascination lies in the stories that they tell -- how the plot elements are woven together, revealed and, most importantly, how completely they pull the gamer into the game’s universe.
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